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Mayor Broome appoints Darryl Gissel  as permanent CAO

Mayor Broome appoints Darryl Gissel as permanent CAO

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome will name former Mayoral Candidate Darryl Gissel as the city’s new chief administrative officer Thursday morning. Today, Broome issued a press release saying she would name a permanent CAO on Thursday. Gissel, who ran as a non-party candidate in the 2016 mayor’s race, later served on one of Broome’s transition teams.(…)

Confirmed: Rosepine High School was outraged due to students kneeling for the “pledge of allegiance”

Confirmed: Rosepine High School was outraged due to students kneeling for the “pledge of allegiance”

Rosepine, LA (PPN)- Parents are in an outraged regarding a referee calling a student a “nigger” during a football game. The incident happened during the Rosepine High vs North Central High School game. Two parents of Rosepine High School contacted Pen Point News regarding the incident. One parent who asked to be anonymous said, “Our fans were(…)

LHSAA Referee calls a player a “nigger” at a Rosepine High School-students refuse to stand for the Anthem

LHSAA Referee calls a player a “nigger” at a Rosepine High School-students refuse to stand for the Anthem

Rosepine, LA (PPN)- Parents contacted Pen Point News regarding a referee calling a student a “nigger” during a football game. The incident happened during the Rosepine vs North Central High School game. Pen Point News Investigative reporter Daniel Banguel contacted parents of North Central High School who were in attendance during that game. According to(…)

Baton Rouge on track to break murder record

Baton Rouge on track to break murder record

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –With Baton Rouge on track to break records for homicides and murders, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is outlining her strategy to cut back on the violence. However, any such strategy could take months to come together. Earlier this week, a violent night made headlines. There were five shooting scenes across the parish(…)

S.L.C.E. host school board candidate forum for District 7 at LEE High School

S.L.C.E. host school board candidate forum for District 7 at LEE High School

The South Louisiana Coalition (SLCE) for Education host candidate forum at Lee High School. SLCE was formed in 2015 by a group of community educators in Baton Rouge, LA. The members are from the following parishes: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Point Coupee, Ascension, St. Helena, Avoyelles, and Iberville. SLCE mission is to organize teachers,(…)

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